Fossil fuels-oil, coal, and natural gas-are running out quickly, and since much of the world's power depends on these resources, in the next few hundred years this could be a major problem. However, if we aren't more careful about the way we use these natural resources, we won't have to worry about that; the world won't survive that long. The burning of fossil fuels pollute the environment in many ways, including contributing to the greenhouse effect and producing harmful by-products that are... Topics: fossil fuels, acid rain
The burning of fossil fuels pollute the environment in many ways, including contributing to the greenhouse effect and producing harmful by-products that are dangerous to our health. One of these side effects, which causes the majority of the damage to the ecosystem, is acid rain. Topics: fossil fuels, acid rain
Remarks Prepared by Rear Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, USN Chief, Naval Reactors Branch Division of Reactor Development U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Ships for Nuclear Propulsion Navy Department For Delivery at a Banquet of the Annual Scientific Assembly of the Minnesota State Medical Association St. Paul, Minnesota May 14, 1957 We live in what historians may some day call the Fossil Fuel Age. Today coal, oil, and natural gas supply 93% of the world's energy;... Topic: Fossil Fuels Future
Author Mike Tidwell in The Ravaging Tide argues that more Katrinas are in our future but that we can arrest climate change by quickly breaking the fossil fuel habit. Topics: warming, climate, fossil fuels
by"Talking Peace: Insights on Peace and Justice with the WNY Peace Center
National Fuel Gas (NFG) proposes to build a gigantic 22,000 H.P. compressor station in Pendelton NY. The compressor will be near residential neighborhoods and a school. A local activist group, The Pendelton Action Team, weighs in on this proposal.More info: www.PendeltonActionTeam.com orfacebook: PendeltonActionTeam Topics: fossil fuels, methane, natural gas
The articles in this section describe much of what is wrong with present agricultural and energy practices. They are intended to be read as critiques, and indeed they are, but not to be interpreted as endpoints in our thinking. We have tried, at New Alchemy, to shift our intellectual paradigm until these problems no longer loom as insuperable, but rather become a touchstone for biological approaches to agriculture and energy. Topics: energy, fossil fuels, agriculture, permaculture
Victoria University of Wellington - Institute of Policy Studies Symposium on the Future of Coal - 17 May 2011 Mike Isaac - GNS Science geologist "New Zealand coal resources in an international context" Topics: coal, geology, fossil fuels, lignite, mining, energy
The biofuels movement is propelled by the powerful myth of progress; the myth that with the right technology, the right machines, the right fuel, we can go on living as we currently live. The myth of progress represents horrible misunderstanding of our past, and it equally misunderstand the future. Rather than leading to an age of renewable fuel, the biofuel movement is more likely to be the seed of a global scale genocide. Topics: energy, biofuel, fossil fuels, agriculture, globalization, starvation
Leading US climate scientist and director of NASA, Dr James Hansen, has made it clear that "preservation of climate requires that most remaining fossil fuel carbon is never emitted to the atmosphere" and that "the only realistic way to sharply curtail CO2 emissions is to phase out coal use except where CO2 is captured and sequestered." Over the last six months Hansen has taken the unusual step of writing in a personal capacity to various heads of states asking them to bring... Topics: coal, climate, hansen, 350, kingsnorth, ccs, environment, fossil fuels
Sarah Vitak hosts this episode of the Interchange, originally aired February 17, 2013. She does a series of interviews with students and faculty commenting on the student organized Divestment movement at the Claremont Colleges. The second segment of this episode is an interview with a local street artist about the motivations for their latest piece. Topics: divestment, fossil fuels, pomona, claremont, kspc, street art, protest
According to a study by Richard Unger and John Thistle, Canadians consumed 430 petajoules of energy in 1867. Combining energy from animal labour, food, firewood, wind, water, coal, crude oil, natural gas and electricity, by 2004 Canadians reached a historic peak of energy consumption at 11,526 petajoules. For reference, a petajoule is a unit of energy measurement roughly equivalent to 31.6 million cubic metres of natural gas or 277.78 million kilowatt hours of electricity. Since Confederation,... Topics: Nature's Past, Podcast, Environmental History, Canada, Energy History, Fossil Fuels
Read Online (6.2 M)PDF (377.2 K)EPUB Kindle Daisy (43.5 K)Full Text (1.4 M)DjVu All Files: HTTP Help reading texts [CC0 1.0 Universal] Resources Bookmark The CosMic CoLLecToR - DIY Free Energy Device Schematics Author: Keywords: Free Energy; energy; DIY; Schematic; Blueprint; Cosmic collector; Dimensions; Oil; Fossil Fuels; Tesla; Bearden; Bedini; Overunity Language: English Collection: opensource Description This is a Step by step video to make your own free energy collecting antenna, and how... Topics: Cosmic collector, free energy, tesla, bedini, oil, fossil fuels, sustainability
This program from late 2013 describes a campaign to divest Oregon State University's foundation of fossil fuel investments. It starts with an interview with a student leader, includes talks given by 4 faculty members at a Faculty Senate meeting, and concludes with a discussion of the Senate vote, 38 to 30 in favor of divestment and a comment about next steps, for the spring of 2014. Topics: Divest, Fossil Fuels, Oregon State University, Global Climate Change
Victoria University of Wellington - Institute of Policy Studies Symposium on the Future of Coal - 17 May 2011 Dr Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment "Lignite and climate change: The high cost of low-grade coal" Topics: coal, lignite, climate change, energy, domestic energy supply, fossil fuels
Professor Heinberg says that we need to rebuild local and sustainable economies in order to live without cheap fossil fuels. He looks at how Cuba coped with the energy crisis after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Topics: news&information, rebuild local economies, cheap fossil fuels, use less fossil fuels, energy...
Fossil Fuels or the Rio Treaty: Competing Visions for the Future by Frederick D Palmer (Arlington, VA: Western Fuels Association, Inc., October 21,1996). Speech given to COALTRANS 96, Madrid, Spain. Topics: fossil fuels, Frederick D. Palmer, global warming, Rio Treaty, Western Fuels Association
LNG Pipelines: Fracked Futures and Community Resistance was organized to coincide with the LNG tradeshow and conference put on by the BC government from May 21 – 23, 2014. Joyce Williams is from the Squamish First Nations and is a member of Skwomesh Action and My Sea to Sky. Skwomesh Action was formed in early this year to build an organized resistance to proposed pipeline projects and increased tanker traffic that threaten the Salish Sea. The group’s members are Squamish people from... Topics: Fracking, fossil fuels, Liquieifed Natural Gas, LNG, environment, British Columbia, First Nations,...
LNG Pipelines: Fracked Futures and Community Resistance was organized to coincide with the LNG tradeshow and conference put on by the BC government from May 21 – 23, 2014. Tracey Saxby is one of the founders of the Squamish-based community group, My Sea to Sky, which started in response to widespread concern about the proposed Woodfibre LNG project. The goals of My Sea to Sky are to educate communities in the Sea to Sky region and raise awareness about the key issues associated with Woodfibre... Topics: Fracking, fossil fuels, Liquieifed Natural Gas, LNG, environment, British Columbia, First Nations,...
ainforest Action Network (RAN) is made up of 43 staff members in San Francisco, CA and in Tokyo, Japan, plus thousands of volunteer scientists, teachers, parents, students and other concerned citizens around the world. We believe that a sustainable world can be created in our lifetime, and that aggressive action must be taken immediately to leave a safe and secure world for our children. Topics: Rainforest Action Network, activisim, san francisco, rainforest, fossil fuels, clean energy, green
LNG Pipelines: Fracked Futures and Community Resistance was organized to coincide with the LNG tradeshow and conference put on by the BC government from May 21 – 23, 2014. Damien Gillis is a Vancouver-based journalist and documentary filmmaker with a focus on energy issues. He is the co-founder and publisher of the online environmental and economic news journal, The Common Sense Canadian. He is currently co-directing and co-producing a feature documentary, Fractured Land, which is slated to... Topics: Fracking, fossil fuels, Liquieifed Natural Gas, LNG, environment, British Columbia, First Nations,...
Dr. Dana Christensen, Associate Laboratory Director of the Energy and Engineering Sciences Directorate of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, discusses Coming clean: breaking America's addiction to oil and coal by Michael Brune in this recording of a Brown Bag, Green Book program of Knox County Public Library, Knoxville, TN. Topics: Fossil fuels--Environmental aspects, Biomass energy, Renewable energy sources, Green movement
THE PRESENT STATE OF AMERICAN ASTRONAUTICS AND THE PROSPECTS FOR MAN'S FUTHER ADVANCES INTO SPACE IS REVIEWED. MAJOR EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON: LAUNCHES OF ARTIFICIAL EARTH SATELLITES; FLIGHTS OF INTERPLANETARY SPACE PROBES; AND FLIGHTS OF MANNED SPACECRAFT. Topics: AIRCRAFT FUELS, COST ANALYSIS, ENERGY SOURCES, AIR TRANSPORTATION, FOSSIL FUELS, UNITED STATES
LNG Pipelines: Fracked Futures and Community Resistance was organized to coincide with the LNG tradeshow and conference put on by the BC government from May 21 – 23, 2014. Shannon McPhail is the Executive Director of the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition. She lives and works in the Skeena Watershed, where her family has lived for six generations. She grew up on a working ranch, spending much of her youth hunting and fishing in the Skeena mountains. The Skeena Watershed Conservation... Topics: Fracking, fossil fuels, Liquieifed Natural Gas, LNG, environment, British Columbia, First Nations,...
Catherine Mater, engineer, in 2014 was appointed to serve as chair of the Oregon Transportation Commission, which develops policy for the Oregon Department of Transportation. Shortly after her appointment, she cast the deciding negative vote on a project to provide public funds to help the Port of St. Helens build a transloader to facilitate loading coal from barges to a seagoing vessel. She was summarily fired by the Governor. This conversation between Catherine Mater and Roberta Hall provides... Topics: Catherine Mater, Oregon Transportation Commission, coal, fossil fuels, Oregon politics, Oregon...
Kevin Smith of Platform speaks about the Royal Bank of Scotland's role in fossil fuel financing outside its most profitable branch - in the tax haven of Jersey. Part of the walking tour of banks in St Helier organised by the Tax Justice Network and others on 13th March, 2009. Topics: tax justice, banks, economics, financial crisis, Sudan, fossil fuels, climate change
30-minute weekly radio program for August 2, 2011. Three short documentary films on fossil fuels, pollution, and the environment: 1. "300 Years of Fossil Fuels in 300 Seconds" by the Post Carbon Institute 2. "The Story of Cap & Trade" by Annie Leonard 3. "The Story of Electronics" by Annie Leonard http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com/ . Permanent link to the entry for this installment: http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com/2011/07/dog-day-afternoon-at-movies.html Topics: cap and trade, carbon, pollution, electronics, e-waste, fossil fuels, Annie Leonard, Post Carbon...
LNG Pipelines: Fracked Futures and Community Resistance was organized to coincide with the LNG tradeshow and conference put on by the BC government from May 21 – 23, 2014. Chief Liz Logan is the Tribal Chief for the Treaty 8 Tribal Association. She has served four terms as Chief of Fort Nelson First Nation, followed by eight years as Tribal Chief of Treaty 8 Tribal Association. She speaks here about the impacts of fracking and LNG on Treaty 8 territories in northeast BC. (part 1 of a 7-part... Topics: Fracking, fossil fuels, Liquieifed Natural Gas, LNG, environment, British Columbia, First Nations,...
In this NASA video segment learn how space technologies use solar power as an alternate energy supply. Spacecraft and the International Space Station (ISS) use solar sails pushed by solar wind as one way to move through space. The ISS also catches sunlight to provide electricity and oxygen to the space station. Topics: solar power, wind, fossil fuels, technologies, decathlon, International Space Station, ISS
The EcoNews Report is presented by the Northcoast Environmental Center, in Arcata, CA. Broadcast every Thursday at 1:30pm on KHSU (Humboldt State University) and khsu.org, and posted on our website www.yournec.org/econews-report.06/20/13 - Jessica Hall of Humboldt Baykeeper interviews Chris Wilke of the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance about coal transport issues in the Pacific Northwest Uploaded by Morgan Corviday. Topics: coal trains, NEC, Arcata, KHSU, Humboldt, pollution, coal export, fossil fuels, coal dust,...
Sustainable Fossil Fuels? Short Q and A after speech by Prof Mark Jaccard at Vancouver Institute (capturing carbon emissions) 22 minutes. Recorded by Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock 2007-02-10 Visit Radio Ecoshock Topics: radio, radio ecoshock, environment, green, energy, sustainable, fossil fuels, climate change,...